It is the second to last day of Blogtober (which you can read about HERE) and I'm lost for words. Brilliant. I have nothing to say. As I began thinking about how little I have to say, I thought I would simply write a post about times I have been lost for words. Let's see how this goes!
When I was at school I overheard someone say that he thought I was ugly. Not only was I lost for words because I was naturally taken aback and upset, but I felt angry. I remember telling him he shouldn't say that about any girl. I said I wasn't upset that he said it about me (but I was!) and I told him to not do it again. So, although, in the long run I was not lost for words, I remember how gutted I felt when I overheard it. I felt like I didn't know what to do next. Not very pleasant.
I will always remember that the good things have outweighed the bad things in my life and I'm lucky for that. For any one person calling me ugly, makes me remember the plethora of times when people have made me feel good. One time I remember feeling utterly lost for words was when my good friend turned around to the guy (who was new to school and didn't know me) who called me ugly and said I'm a really nice person and with these words he in effect disagreed- that's a good friend right there. That was a good feeling.
Not too long ago, I was in a position where I had to walk through and past a lot of drunk men. It was early evening and I did feel safe as there were lots of police around, but there were a lot of drunk men. I was meeting a friend and I experienced incredible discomfort as men would just yell as I walked past. I didn't even know what they were saying but it felt directed at me. A man even winked at me. Not cool. I was genuinely astounded and very disgusted. Here is a time where I was completely overwhelmed as I walked through my life at the kind of sexist drunken mess unfolding around me. It definitely must be said that awful behaviour from men or women whilst drunk (or any state of course) is not acceptable so we must always remember this! (As much as I was in a safe position and I believe the dangers shouldn't exist in the first place - you can't blame a passer-by for another person's ways -, precautions still should be taken!)
Stripes & Bracelets,
The Girl in the Moonlight.
P.S. HERE is yesterday's post.